Head Quality (m/w/d)

Novartis Technical Operations
Division Novartis Technical Operations
Geschäftseinheit NTO QUALITY
Standort Marburg
Funktionsbereich Qualität
Art der Stelle Vollzeit
Anstellungsverhältnis Unbefristet
StellenID 259625BR


Job purpose:

To ensure high quality products reach the market, preserve compliance, and achieve successful health authority inspections. Drive standardization of processes and IT systems to enhance effectiveness and productivity.

This is achieved within the framework of regulatory compliance and operating within established high standards of Quality, GMP, Heath, Safety, and Environmental Protection.

Your responsibilities:

• Develops and implements quality-wide and site specific strategies based on the overall NTO Quality and Biotechnology objectives
• Responsible that drug substance is manufactured in compliance with all applicable internal and external regulations
• Ensures a fit-for-purpose quality organization
• Drives a talent agenda: Leads people processes through recruitment, training, coaching and performance to meet all operation requirements sustaining both global and local competitiveness and diversity. Supports a stable succession plan for Quality
• Builds organizational culture in line with Novartis values and behavior
• Responsible for overall relationships with regulatory and health authority bodies
• Ensures that all aspects of technical operations within the assigned facilities functions are in compliance with Novartis policies and standards in the area of regulatory compliance, GMP, Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Protection
• Maintains quality on the basis of actual data of Quality Assurance
• Executes all assigned activities in accordance with applicable GMP-,
labor-, workplace-, environment- and safety instructions and –regulations
• Excellent documentation of activities in accordance with GMP regulations
• Qualified Person (according to Medicinal Products Act – AMG §15)


What you’ll bring to the role:

• Minimum Master Degree (preferably PhD) in Science (Chemistry, Biology, Pharmaceutics)
• Minimum 10 years of experience in different quality functions (QA Operations, Quality Control) in pharmaceutical industry
• German and English fluent in speech and writing
• Experience working in a multi-national, multi-cultural corporation
• Experience in Quality Management within pharmaceutical industry
• Knowledge of business planning & finance
• Strong leadership skills with at least 10+ years of experience in business leadership
• Exceptional personal skills including social competency, strong cross-functional communication and people skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, able to present to various audiences
• Flexible and able to work in a dynamic work environment

Why consider Novartis?
927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

We develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible to improve and extend peoples’ lives. We do this, by supporting and promoting the knowledge and strengths of our employees and specifically use them to deepen our understanding of our patients and customers. Motivating conditions and an attractive salary are also part of our working environment, as well as our company culture, which is based on collaboration, curiosity, enthusiasm, courage and integrity.

Novartis stands up for equal opportunities and for the integration of persons with disabilities. Hiring decisions are only based on the qualification for the position, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability.

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